Order Your Life Around God's Plan
on March 29th, 2023
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future."   Jeremiah 29:11 This is one of the most comforting and reassuring passages of Scripture. This is definite divine assurance that God has a purpose and plan for our individual lives. That plan is meant to bring us prosperity and hope. A prosperous person is simp...  Read More
Are You Making The Most Of Your Time?
on March 28th, 2023
Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.  . . . Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.    Psalm 90:10-12 God created you for a purpose. You can only live a meaningful and fulfilling life if you discover that purpose. Outside of that purpose, life will be...  Read More
Is Your Soul Worth Losing?
on March 27th, 2023
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?  Matthew 16:24-26 Watching events unfo...  Read More
Thank You For Giving To The Lord
on March 26th, 2023
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore...  Read More
Depending on The Power of Lesser gods
on March 24th, 2023
Then Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there.  . . . Jeroboam thought to himself, "The kingdom will now likely revert to the house of David. If these people go up to offer sacrifices at the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, they will again give their allegiance to their lord, Rehoboam, king of Judah. They will kill me and return to King Rehoboam."After seeking advi...  Read More
The Consequences of Rejecting Sound Advice
on March 23rd, 2023
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.  . . . And Rehoboam his son succeeded him as king.Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone there to make him king. When Jeroboam son of Nebat heard this (he was still in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), he returned from Egypt. So they sent for Jeroboam, and he and the whole assembly of Israel went to Rehoboam and said t...  Read More
God's Word Will Always Be Fulfilled
on March 22nd, 2023
Also, Jeroboam, son of Nebat rebelled against the king. He was one of Solomon's officials. . . .  Here is the account of how he rebelled against the king:Now Jeroboam was a man of standing, and when Solomon saw how well the young man did his work, he put him in charge of the whole labor force of the tribes of Joseph.About that time Jeroboam was going out of Jerusalem, and Ahijah the prophet of Shi...  Read More
An Entry Point For Adversaries
on March 19th, 2023
Then the LORD raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom. Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army . . . had struck down all the men in Edom. Joab and all the Israelites stayed there . . . until they had destroyed all the men in Edom. But Hadad, still only a boy, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served hi...  Read More
A Heart after Women and Other gods.
on March 18th, 2023
On a hill east of Jerusalem, Solomon built a place for Chemosh the detestable god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the Ammonites. He did the same for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and offered sacrifices to their gods.The LORD became angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. Although He had forbidden...  Read More
Going Against God: The Beginning of The End
on March 15th, 2023
King Solomon, however, loved many foreign women besides Pharaoh's  daughter -- Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after other gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love. He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three...  Read More
How Rich Was Solomon?
on March 14th, 2023
Each year Solomon received about 25 tons of gold. This did not include the additional revenue he received from merchants and traders, all the kings of Arabia, and the governors of the land.King Solomon made 200 large shields of hammered gold, each weighing more than fifteen pounds. He also made 300 smaller shields of hammered gold, each weighing nearly four pounds. The king placed these shields in...  Read More
May Your Life Evoke Praises For God
on March 13th, 2023
When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the LORD, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan -- with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones . . . Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to  explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom...  Read More